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. >> on to business news now, the german economy contracted in the final quarter of last year as the eurozone crisis took its toll, but europe's biggest economy still managed to post modest growth of 0.7%. >> that may not sound like much, but it is more than you expect from most eurozone economies. >> the eurozone crisis has not been able to dampen the mood among eurozone consumers. they are still hitting shops and helping the economy grow modestly. >> despite big increases in the cost of energy, raw materials, and oil, private consumption is up. that is the first reason. the second is that the german economy remained competitive last year despite a weaker environment, and that has given exports a boost. >> exports are the backbone of the german economy. they continued to grow last year, albeit at a slower rate. companies are proceeding with caution. they are cutting investment amid uncertainty about what the new year will hold, especially for the eurozone. in 2011, the german economy grew by 3%. that figure dropped to 0.7% last year. the economy even contracted in the final quarter. the government
a gun laws is getting more pronounced. >> thanks very much from washington. will the german economy continued to slow? more on that later in this program. >> first, here's a look at some other stories making news. >> russian court has denied a request for leniency from a member of the punk band pussy riot. one member has sought a deferral of her presence sentence until her 5-year-old son turns 14. she was convicted of hooliganism after a protest during services in moscow church. >> the taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack targeting the afghan intelligence agency. officials said two guards were killed when the bomber who blew up his car in front of the country's headquarters -- the interior ministry says security forces shot dead four other attackers. >> in iraq, more than 30 people have been killed in a series of attacks that appear to have targeted kurds. two car bombs exploded. one of them blew up outside a kurdish political party office. a third in a nearby town. >> the two biggest airlines have found their entire fleets of boeing 7873liner -- 787 dreamliners.
to revive the struggling economy. their economy has been hit by western sanctions over its nuclear program. president ahmadinejad. >> it is an election year. ahmadinejad used most of his time in parliament to defend his government post policies and to talk about how because of his government the country has advanced in just about every sector over the past eight years. but that is not what people wanted to hear. it wanted to hear about the economy and what he plans to do to fix it. in the past eight years, but prices have jumped on just about everything, but the value of the currency has dropped about 70%. the president blames international sanctions against iran's central bank and oil- based economy. he said sanctions are putting pressure on the people and that's what the enemy wants. >> they are against the constructive plans of the parliament, country, and the nation, but they make other excuses for their actions. they're just against iran pose the advancement and impairment. prezioso took shots at his critics and the wallpaper. he said part of the problem with the economy is that the w
for a possible coalition party. they are making the economy their main issue. shimon peres will decide whether to give binyamin netanyahu the first chance of forming a coalition. that is a process that took five weeks after the last election. let's talk about the situation after the election. it sounds like putting together a coalition will be tricky. >> it appears so. the last government all molested two years. then the labor party pulled out . in this case it might be even more complicated. binyamin netanyahu, if he is given the first nod, will have 28 days to form a coalition. then he has another 12 days. the question is whether some other party will be asked to put together a coalition. any kind of coalition would veer to the right. if he could do that with a minimum of cooperation would be his preference. >> thank you for reporting to us live from jerusalem. you can see our front page at zeera.com. the first explosion was caused by a car bomb about 30 kilometers south of baghdad. no one has claimed responsibility. activists are reporting two large explosions on the outskirts of damascus.
, the campaign rhetoric is getting hotter. reporting on the condition of germany's economy, the economics minister was keen to take as much credit as possible for record employment numbers, rising income, and falling debt. >> it is no accident that our economy is in good shape. it is no accident that new jobs are being created every day. they were created by the efforts of the german people, but they were also created by this governing coalition from >> but the opposition social democrats promptly pounced on the economics minister's claims. >> if you had anything to do with economic growth, then you have heard growth even more than you have hurt your own party's election results. >> the man who hopes to take chancellor merkel's job later this year accused her of failing to recognize the dangers of an unrestrained financial system. >> for too long, the government has tried to pretend it is all just a debt crisis of other individual countries, but that is only part of the story. now the truth is going to hit you in german taxpayers where it hurts. >> merkel and her cabinet are now hoping ec
and lied about it for years. the latest data out of china suggests the world's second biggest economy may be getting back on track. analysts have welcomed the news. some have cast doubt over the reliability of the figures. >> they call it the world factor. china has the world's second- largest economy. it is showing signs of rebound that could help it emerge from the worst economic downturn in 30 years. it is good news in the economy that has stagnated. economic stability is vital as the new leaders takeover. there are questions over whether some of the figures tell the whole truth. last month, the export figures had controversy as some experts call in numbers incredible. the figures increased by 14.1% in december. in november, it was just 2.9%. the data is important because it indicates how china is doing and how much money people will want to invest. china says the figures are reliable. >> there are a lot of debates about how accurate the chinese data are. in general, it is problematic. if you compare china to other developing countries, chinese statistics are of the best quality among
economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. you can count on that the things i have said in the past, the belief we have to have stronger background checks and we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity of the hands of folks that should not have them. the assault weapons ban is meaningful and those of the things i continue to believe make sense. will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. >> welcome back. these of the stories making headlines. france is sending more troops to end terrorists linked troubles. the united nations is meeting over west african troops the health of the army defeat the rebels. france wants the security council the speed of the deployment of more than 3000 soldiers to form an intervention force. and a cleric that he calls a long march says he wants government dissolved by tuesday morning. he says he wants an end to government corruption. >> of the government in power is making
. >> and an international audience watching on tv. a lot of europeans want to know which way the world's biggest economy is headed and can politicians sort things out. here is a man that thinks he can make a difference the second time around. obama then looked forward to his next and final four years in office calling an end to the politics of division and saying the united states could achieve anything if it acted as one. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. america's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all of the qualities this world without boundaries demand, youth and drive, diversity and openness. an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. >> our washington correspondent was there. you were at the inauguration. obama had quite a big wish list. take us through it. >> well, it is not really a wish list. inaugural speeches are not the place for a wish list. but you can read between the lines. i would sum it up with two words, unity and equality. a me
. the start of a four-year battle on guns, immigration, and the economy. >> hope you do dog? -- so help you god? >> barack obama and his immediate family, a few words, and that was it. president joe biden will -- vice president joe biden will do it tomorrow. here to see the swearing in, a chance for the president to rally the country, because experts say he needs to get americans involved if he has any chance of getting his way. >> he needs to target red states. he needs to target some of these senators out there who could be moved on some of these issues. it could be a brilliant plan if barack obama and execute it properly. >> i hope he turns the country around. gets the economy back on solid ground. and move the progressive agenda floor. >> we have to get the economy going. to many people are unemployed. >> gun control, immigration reform, and deficit reduction. >> monday happens to be a federal holiday in the u.s.. >> what is memorable about this inauguration, it comes on martin luther king's birthday, the holiday we celebrate. he's using martin luther king jr.'s bible. he has got to tak
of the two-year-old conflict which continues to take a toll on the syrian people and their economy. >> a coptic christian airline worker in britain has won a legal battle after claiming she was subjected to religious discrimination. the european court of human rights said british airways should not have ordered nadia to should not have ordered nadia to hide it across that she
spend the gold to kickstart the european economy, but the government has strongly ruled out that idea. al jazeera, berlin. >> thailand's navy has increased patrols to try to stem the flow of refugees from myanmar. more of them are entering thailand legally to try to escape harsh conditions and ethnic violence. this report from southern thailand. >> tired and confused, they arrived on foreign soil. 88 refugees spending more than 10 days at sea after leaving western myanmar. they said they had no choice but to leave. >> the soldiers would take women and daughters and rape them and then turned them back the next day. we had no freedom. we could not go anywhere. we had to make our own future. >> myanmar is predominantly buddhist, and the muslim minority are largely seen as illegal immigrants from neighboring bangladesh. after fighting between bouterse and muslims last year, more than 100,000 left homeless. this was all happening at a sensitive time for thailand. it has been ranked as a tier 2 nation on the watch list for human trafficking. if it is ranked again this year, it will drop to
, but the economy continues to drag its feet, so they invest in houses and flats in germany's capital, berlin, where there are still objects available in top locations and for a relatively low price. high rents are now forcing berliners on low incomes to move to cheaper areas outside the city. rising rents are a problem people in paris and london have been familiar with for decades. in the british capital, you easily pay 600 and for an average flat per week. londoners traditionally spend more than 3/4 of their monthly income on rent, but there is an increasing number of people who have had to look elsewhere. >> britain, like the rest of europe, is in the grips of recession, but there are hardly any traces of it in london. real-estate prices in the city center have shot up by 30% this year, and building continues. a penthouse in london's west end can easily fetch nearly 50 million euros. buyers include russians, chinese, arabs, and those fleeing europe. those who work in london usually live about an hour and a half outside the city. for many who cannot find work, their only refuge is the streets. ar
for february. >> all right, some business news now, and the chinese economy has beaten expectations for the final quarter of 2012 after nearly two years of relatively tepid performance by the world's second-largest economic power. gross domestic product rose by 7.9% and 7.8% for the year as a whole. analysts say the outlook for china may be improving. chinese exports have continued to fall, but retail sales and industrial production have started to pick up. and germany's second biggest lender, commerzbank, could cut up to 6000 jobs according to a report. while there have been months of speculation over possible cuts, this latest story suggests 1910 positions in germany could go. the bank is not commenting. negotiations with employee representatives are due to begin soon. the german government holds a 25% stake in the bank. it had to be bailed out three years ago. all right, time now for a wrapup of friday's trading action. at the frankfurt stock exchange, here is our reporter. >> early in the morning, the positive growth figures coming from china went down pretty well here on the fr
, strengthening our economy, good education, but of course in the campaign a little part of it is about my scottish and this. we have the slogan, i am a mac. that is a campaign on the internet where people say we want david mcalister tuesday prime minister of lower saxony because we're doing a successful job. >> mcalister and his union are expected to get the biggest proportion of the vote, but they need the government as coalition partners, and their current partners, the free democrats, not that the 5% of the votes needed to have a seat in parliament, meeting the coalition government of the future may be headed by the opposition. that is a predicament faced by the german chancellor angela merkel. why she cares so much about this race. she made seven campaign appearances with mcalister. what happened in lower saxony is said to be a dress rehearsal for the general election in september because the free democrats are doing dismally on the national stage. voters here care about regional issues first and foremost. >> social issues are important. we have families with nurseries, infrastructure
be a coalition partner for netanyahu. rather than security issues, it is the economy that is dominating the of said -- the debate. netanyahu maybe on his way to another victory, but it is far from plain sailing. the parties are likely to be ideologically different. for netanyahu, winning the selection and now may be the easy part. >> the trial of five men accused of raping a woman on of us have begun a fast track court in new delhi. the case has caused public outcry, and many are demanding women get better protection. the victim died two weeks after the incident. eight people have been killed in an attack in the afghan capital. a group of taliban gunmen stormed the building and took control of it for several hours. two policemen were among those killed. french prosecutors have charged an ethnic man with the murder of three female kurdish activists. he worked as a driver for the founder of the workers' party. she and two activists were found dead at a kurdish center in paris two weeks ago. the killing sparked protests from the community of kurds in france. russia is sending two passenger
, but it is increasing international significance of africa for the global economy. i think this is often at the root of the crisis. people whose land on which this applies, are often the most marginalized economically. you talk about the 9 & and 1%, they are the 99% and a cd he leaves, local and the big oil companies will, as just a very narrow interests and ignoring the rights the people on the ground. it is a vast region, at the middle of the desert but it is an incredibly rich region in terms of natural resources. i think it is important to recognize particularly with algeria, that it is not long ago, just 50 years ago, intense battles were under way to fight the colonial power, to fight france, and colonialism. it is a very short history in terms of people's fights for sovereignty and for liberation and for accessing control of their own land. i think it is important to understand the geography. yes, a jury that neighbors libya and mali, but it is in order for us to understand the history and the incredible significance of that region. >> one of the interesting things about what has happened in
immigration reform in the first year, that's before the economy was on the verge of collapse. lehman brothers had collapsed. the stock market was collapsing. and so my first priority was making sure we prevented us from going into a great depression. and i think everybody remembers where we were four years ago. what i confess i did not expect, and so i'm happy to take responsibility for being naive here, is that republicans who had previously supported comprehensive immigration reform -- my opponent in 2008 who had been a champion of it and who attended these meetings -- suddenly would walk away. >> president obama's comments come as his administration faces scrutiny for deporting and detaining a record number of undocumented people. nearly 400,000 immigrants were deported during the last fiscal year. republican presidential nominee mitt romney also fielded questions about immigration during a wednesday appearance on univision. romney attacked obama is deferred action policy that allows some young undocumented people to remain in the country temporarily, saying a more permanent solution was n
in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the u.s. is not a bargaining chip. >> the death toll from the syrian government airstrike on a northern town has reached at least 20 people in addition to around 100 wounded. the victims were gathered in the public market when syrian warplanes bombed them from the sky sunday. the group doctors without borders says the attacks followed earlier bombings of local health facilities, making it nearly impossible to adequately treat the victims. on monday, 151 people including 21 children were killed across syria according to the opposition group local coordination committees of syria. the israeli military has shot dead a palestinian teenager in the west bank. a classmate of the slain teen said soldiers opened fire on a group of students who were throwing stones to the separation barrier. doctors say the 17-year-old was shot three times. in egypt, at least 19 people are dead and more than 100 wounded after two railroad cars derailed s
and tell people it is going to save their economy, when actually it devastates local communities. >> hundreds of people gathered in new york city on saturday for a public memorial service honoring and schwartz, the internet freedom activist who took his own life earlier this month. he was weeks before trial date for downloading millions of articles provided by the nonprofit research service jstor at mit. swartz was facing 35 years in prison, a penalty supporters called excessively harsh. at the memorial, aaron swartz's partner, taren stinebrickner- kauffman, called for prosecutors to be held accountable. >> on last friday he face the prospect of yet another three months of uncertainty of ups and downs of being forced by the government to spend every fiber of his being on this damnable, since this trial. with no guarantee could exonerate himself at the end of it. he was so scared and so frustrated and so desperate and more than anything, just so weary. i think he just could not take it another day. aarib would have loved to have been here because of the last week, phoenix's are al
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